Centenary Grant

VALE Elizabeth Waters

Directors and staff were saddened to learn of the death of Elizabeth Waters on 22 September 2015. Liz was the inaugural Director of The Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing  Program.  Those who knew her or worked with her will miss her very much.

Please click here to read Professor Elizabeth Waters’ Researcher Profile.

Director, Professor Elizabeth Waters and Foundation Chairman Robert Symons

The late Professor Elizabeth Waters, Director of the Program, and Robert Symons, Foundation Chairman


The Centenary Grant was awarded in 2008 to recognise the legacy of Sir Jack Brockhoff in the centenary year of his birth and in the thirtieth year since he established the Foundation.

$5,000,000 was granted to The University of Melbourne to establish The Jack Brockhoff Child Health and Wellbeing Program. It is being distributed over a ten year period.

The grant was the largest amount ever awarded by an Australian Foundation or Trust to support a child health research program within a University.

Please click here to access the Program’s website.

The Program underwent a thorough review in July 2013. Read the report.